DoW Ballot

It’s time for the CSMX elections! Very exciting.

This year we have over 75 candidates and unfortunately not a lot of time to get to know them all before the polls open.

While Vote Match is as good a bet as ever, there’s still something to be said for sound advice ūüėČ And of course I, Noir., and Declarations of War have your back.

The following is our recommended ballot for early voting, with a few words for my top 5.*

1. Psianh Auvyander: Noir.’s official candidate and a damn fine one too. He’s been the CEO of Noir. Academy longer than any of his predecessors. Psianh¬†has deep passion for EVE, experience working with¬†new player issues, and our¬†usual¬†merc¬†dedication to the health of the game. If you liked me, if you liked Mynxee, if you liked Ali Aras, you’ll like Psianh.

2. June Ting: Speaking of Ali, her former alliance mate is an exceptional player. June has a very diplomatic demeanor backed up by a lot of smarts and energy. She’ll be a strong advocate for the player base at all levels of the CSM’s communication spectrum. Her experience as a small 0.0 alliance leader who routinely works with newer players is especially needed given the issues facing CSMX.

3.¬†Bam Stroker: Australians, gotta love ’em. Especially when he’s the organizer of EVE Down Under, one of the most successful non-FanFest player gatherings we’ve ever had. Bam has been a community focused player for a long time with excellent organizational skills and long term planning. M8!

4. Mike Azariah (incumbent): The elder statesman of the CSM, Mike’s done an impeccable job representing a very difficult group of players to poll: the average highsec pilot. He’s articulate, authentic, and able to dialogue with other CSM reps of all stripes.

5. Sugar Kyle (incumbent): Lowsec pilots have no stronger advocate than Sugar Kyle. I’ve seen her in action at EVE Vegas, embodying the value of the CSM in real time at the roundtables. She’s extremely hard working, producing a massive amount of minutes this past year, and a natural problem solver. Send her back to work!

6. Steve Ronuken (incumbent): The best industrialist rep that has ever served on the CSM, in my humble opinion.

7. Manfred Sideous: Probably the most knowledgeable person running about 0.0 mechanics, FCing, large alliance leading, and PVP meta.

8.¬†Xander Phoena (incumbent): Long time friend of the show and fellow podcaster, Xander’s had some controversy recently but none of it shakes my confidence in his capabilities as a great CSM rep.

9. Jayne Fillon: The NPSI community has become very important to nullsec, they should get a rep for what I hope to be the year of null and player org reform.

10. Endie: The best thing about electing the head of the Goon Intelligence Agency is he already knows your concerns before you mail him. He wont need your vote to get in, but give it to him anyway.

11. Ashterothi: CEO, wormholer, podcaster, PVP streamer, and a very thoughtful blogger. Nice combo.

12. corbexx (incumbent): A really standup player and FC, definitely the best WH rep running.

13. and 14. I haven’t picked yet. I’m waiting to see who does great at the Declarations of War Issue Roundtables this weekend.

*We’ll be having our annual issue panels this Sunday. Many candidates I didn’t put on here will be attending. I titled this the “provisional” ballot because I look forward to being surprised by some candidates at our panels.

Join us SUNDAY 17:00, 19:00, and 21:00 GMT on TS3 at www.noirmercs.com, pw: CSMX to join in.

 

DoW Update

Hey guys, Alek here.

Apologies for the delays in new episodes. I’ve recently moved to a new time zone and gotten a new job schedule. Finding a recording time that works for all of us has been trickier than anticipated.

Not unsolvable however! We will be back will new eps next week, covering the New Eden Grand Prix event, the results of the Black Mark Awards, the CSM Summit Minutes, and much much more.

Good to be back!

New Eden Grand Prix Winners!!!

We had 18 entrants to our first Grand Prix event and it was a very spirited contest.

Catch the Replay here!!!

1st Place: Zavand Crendraven

2nd Place: Julius Rigel

3rd Place: Kronthar Lionkur

Shout out to our organizers in Noir. particularly N’Hoj Greb, Lioso Cadelanne, Arkentantix CarpeNoctem, Sovereign Apocalypse, and Gabriel Karade.

The Grand Prix was brought to you by EVE-Bet, Noir., and Suddenly Spaceships.

Announcing the New Eden Grand Prix!

Declarations of War presents the New Eden Grand Prix Sat. Jan 17th at 18:00

 

The NEGP will be a T1 frigate race that puts the piloting skill of the racers to the test! Participants will be pitted against each other in a harrowing +3,500km sub-warp course filled with¬†obstacles and skill challenges to¬†push their manual piloting and sense of timing to the limit. This is EVE so naturally the environment isn’t the only danger; racers will also have to watch their back because this race is live fire!

 

HOW DO YOU ENTER? EXCELLENT QUESTION!

The event will be held in a WH so the highsec entry system will be announced the day of the event. Fully fit race ships will be provided at the event so all you have to do is turn up in a pod or shuttle (sup my pirate brosefs) and follow instructions from race organizers to join in.

 

The entire event will be streamed at www.twitch.tv/alekseyevkarrde with commentary from the Declarations of War cast!

Join in-game channel New Eden Grand Prix, watch this post, and keep tuned in to Declarations of War for more updates.

 

PRIZES (will continue to be updated):

1st Place: 3 PLEX and a Dramiel

2nd Place: 2 PLEX

3rd Place: 1 PLEX

Finish the race alive: Keep your ship! And bragging rights on those not so fortunate.

RULES:¬†No warping, no link alts, you must successfully¬†pass through all¬†obstacles/challenges, obey the instructions of race officials. Break the rules, get DQ’d (no prizes and possibly blown up).

Prizes and other support provided by: 

  • EVE-Bet
  • Noir. and Suddenly Spaceships